May 16, 2012

Renowned physician and philosopher speaking at Pasadena Recovery Center

Pasadena Recovery Center and Writers in Treatment are joining Wednesday, May 16, to host a private reception and special presentation with Dr. Gabor Maté, physician, bestselling author and philosopher.

During the presentation — which is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Recovery Center, 1811 North Raymond Ave., Pasadena, Calif. — Dr. Maté will discuss treating addiction in the 21st century and “who we are when confronting addiction.” There will also be a book signing and networking session from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. after the presentation.

Maté’s books have been published in nearly 20 languages worldwide and he is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, from addiction and attention deficit disorder to mind-body wellness, adolescent mental health, and parenting.

A renowned thinker and public speaker, he addresses audiences all over North America, including professional and academic groups like nurses’ organizations, psychiatry departments and corporate conventions, as well as presentations and seminars for local community groups and the general public.  

As a writer and speaker, he is widely known for the power, insight, clarity, candor, compassion, humor and warmth of his presentations.

Rather than offering facile, quick-fix solutions to complex issues, such as addiction or ADD, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. His approach is holistic – linking everything from neurophysiology, immunology and developmental psychology to economic and social policy – and even touches on the spiritual dimensions of disease and healing.

His books include, Scattered Minds:  A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress, Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, co-written with Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., and In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction.




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